The Republican Party consists of two interlocking factions at this point. The first is those aping Trump and moving toward fascism at a record pace. The second is Mitch McConnell and his allies who are full fireeaters in terms of seeing the Democratic Party as nothing but an enemy that must be stopped, no matter the damage to the country. Thing is, Mitch just openly admits this.
“One hundred percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration,” McConnell said during an appearance in Georgetown, Kentucky. “I think the best way to look at what this new administration is: The president may have won the nomination, but Bernie Sanders won the argument.”
McConnell went on to accuse Biden of supporting policies that would turn the United States into “a socialist country,” a frequent line of attack from the right that the president and other Democrats reject as false.
Asked about McConnell’s comments, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters, “The contrast for people to consider is 100 percent of our focus is on delivering relief to the American people and getting the pandemic under control and putting people back to work.”
Psaki said the administration welcomes “support, engagement and work with the Republicans” and highlighted the invitation to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to discuss a $600 billion GOP counteroffer to Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal.
McConnell’s comments about the Biden administration were reminiscent of those he made just before the 2010 midterm elections stating that the main priority for Republicans was to ensure Obama did not get reelected.
“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” McConnell told the National Journal.
It’s all about power for power’s sake. McConnell cares about nothing else.